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:00. are celebrating nelson mandela in the streets of south africa and across the globe. special coverage tonight including our conversation with former president clinton. >>> also this evening, the dangerous storm heading across a huge part of our country. tens of millions of americans in its path and another right behind it. >>> great expectations. after a surge in jobs, unemployment drops to its lowest level in five years. a work in progress, but can it be sustained? >>> and once in a lifetime. mandela's visit to this country. those who were there reflect on the power of that moment in time. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. in london last night they chose to wait until the end of the premiere of the film "long walk to freedom," the story of nelson mandela, before breaking the news to the audience that nelson mandela had died. it brought a stunned reaction from the crowd which included prince william and his wife kate. the evening had been hosted by two of nelson mandela's daughters. and while the entire world knew this day was coming and the life of this 95-year-old man has come to
>> announcer: the >>> the death of nelson >>> the death of nelson mandela. this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. we're back with more of our special coverage of the passing of nelson mandela who died today at the age of 95. as you might imagine, at this hour, reaction to his loss, is pouring in from around the world and the nation of south africa now begins a state of mourning. our south african-based correspondent is with us from outside the mandela family home in johannesburg. as we said in our first half hour, this is a nation many of whom went to bed last night who will be waking up tomorrow morning to hear this anticipated but still sad and shocking news. >> absolutely right, brian. anticipated. expected. predictable but painful nonetheless. as i look around, the crowds here have grown to maybe 400 or 500 people. mainly south africans who were born after the birth of democracy. the so-called born frees who have no memory of the darkest years of ar par tide. they are singing and celebrating his life rather than mourning his death because, of course, his death was not in
are remembering nelson mandela, a man who changed this world. president obama saying just hours ago he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. at 95, his death not a surprise, but the lessons of his life still reverbrating around the globe, that long walk to freedom, brimming with humility, resilient, a determination to forgive. and there has been a huge outpouring of emotion, reaction from around the world tonight, our team there starting with abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran who joins us right now from london. terry? >> reporter: it is a profound moment for south africa and really for the world, the marking of the passing of this remarkable man and of the end of an era in human grace and dignity. in south africa itself, in the neighborhood which was a segregated township where nelson mandela lived before he went to prison for 27 years and where he went home to. there is a combination of mourning, of sorrow and celebration and gratitude, people gathering outside of his home and dancing, celebrating the life of nelson mandela. reaction pouring in from around the world for h
of nelson mandela. former secretaries of state colin powell and james baker share their memories with us. plus, rock star bono on his friend's wisdom and courage. >>> relentless cold batters much of the country. the ice storm threatens to disrupt the lives of millions. >>> and one of the last survivors of what could be the most important treasure hunt history. >>> but today, your world in 90 seconds. >> for me, he had hope, he represented freedom. so, today, i'm here to show i'm thankful for him! the world mourns the passing of an icon. >> nelson mandela died at his home surrounded by his family. >> went from the prison cell to the presidency with such unmatched grace. >> i think we try to prepare ourselves, but emotionally, it's not that easy. >> crowds gathering outside the home in johannesburg. ♪ >> he was a father figure to the nation. the one thing we all had in common. >> justice for all, let freedom ring. god bless. >> millions of americans are facing another big blast of winter weather. >>> the november jobs report. 203,000 jobs added in november. the jobless rate fell to 7%. >
. we have a look at nelson mandela through their eyes. >> reporter: we spoke with barbara lee. she says the bay area holds a special connection for him because of the leadership and the people here who fight for human rights and against apartheid in south africa. he stood smiling in front of a crowd of about 60,000 people packed into the oakland coliseum. this was 1990, and the bay area was the last stop in the u.s. tour for north america. he once led the effo-- >> it was an amazing moment. he came to say thank you. he came to talk about freeing south africa and what he was going to do. it was quite a special moment for the bay area. >> reporter: here in oakland, a street was named after him, mandela parkway. he received the nobel peace prize. he was on a terrorist watch list since the 1970s. legislation passed into 2008. the congresswoman said his passing reaffirms the passion she has to continue fighting for what she believes is right. >> it reminds us don't get weary and tired. keep fighting for what's right. >> reporter: she had the privilege of meeting mandela several times, descri
:00. >>> there is mr. nelson mandela a free man taking his first steps into a new south africa. >> south africa and the world mourns the loss of a hero and an icon. nelson mandela was 95. he spent decades fighting apartheid in his native south africa. >> i'm anne makovec live in the newsroom. as the world remembers mandela, we here in the bay area remember his-historic visit to the east bay and congressional legislation and divesting in south africa. >> reporter: bundle up. it is still cold out here. i'm kiet do. we have a live report. >>> yeah, freezing temperatures again around the bay area. freeze warnings are up. what a chilly day. this is the third day in a row of freezing temperatures showing up outside. some of those numbers dropping off under clear skies this morning into the 20s and 30s. now 23 in santa rosa. 28 in concord. 39 in san francisco. and 30 degrees in livermore. so a very cold start to the day again freeze warnings until 9:00. then clouds roll in in the middle of the day. plan on highs only in the 40s and 50s. this afternoon we could see a little rain. and then tonight, cold
>> remembering nelson mandela, the revered south african leader is being mounted in the bay area and around the world. we are learning new details of the ten day mourn period underway. >> breaking news, half a dozen people are out of their homes after an early morning fire. who is reaching out to help them. >> thank you for joining us at 6:00. i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. >> we have a light at the end of the tunnel, no quit so cold as it was, two to five degrees warmer around the bay and one or two in the east bay, but, city, chilly in the north bay at zero to three degrees cooler than yesterday with 22 in napa and 25 in novato and the upper 20's around concord and san ramon and 30 in antioch and livermore and the mid-to-upper 30's from san jose up both bay shorelines to oakland and 42 in san francisco and freezing cold at 32 in half moon bay. from our tower you can see how clean it is and the next 12 hours, 22 to 39 under sun, and 46 to 50 at noon, and high clouds roll in at 4:00, and 46 to 52 and get ready for lit hours during the early evening with temperatures in th
the world. from johannesburg to the bay area, an outpouring of love and admiration for nelson mandela. live pictures from johannesburg, south africa,y it's friday morning. a new day for this proud and historic african nation. a steady stream of mourners and flowers have been singing and gathering throughout the night. good evening. thanks for joining us. it's a rare moment of worldwide unity tonight. nelson mandela has died. has rekindled the hope of a generation. cheryl hurd was here during mandela's visit in 1990. jean elle has the impact in the world of education and sports. we begin with the worldwide tribute happening as we speak. as dawn broke, the celebration in south africa continues, the nation lovingly remembering the man. president obama said mandela's journey from prisoner to president, taught him the power of hope. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: mandela was born in south africa's black elite. but he led the movement against apartheid and was thrown in jail. to
nation has departed. our nation has lost it's greatest son. >> nelson mandela died today at age 95. his family was by his side. the announcement came from south africa's president. his struggle against apartheid made him a global symbol of human rights. good afternoon, everybody, i'm larry beil. he died of complications from a recurring lung infection. we have a look back at the legacy. >> born in 1918, nelson mandela was the son of a tribal chief. he was living under apartheid that led to oppression of the majority. black south africans mandela made the fight for his country his cause. in 1964 he paid the price with freedom, sentenced to life in prison. >> i have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society. for which i am prepared to die. >> with mandela in chains south africans found a new rallying cry. free mandela came synonymous with demands for a free south africa. the president declerk released mandela. in the name of peace. >> he was embraced by his people and the world and became a nobel peace prize recipient and was elected president in the first free election. a triu
, kiet do, kpix 5. >>> right now, people are gathering outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. the former south african president died at the age of 95. since then hundreds gathered to pay tribute to his life and littlecy. cbs reporter susan mcginnis with how the entire world is reacting to mandela's death. >> reporter: south africans sang and danced out sight nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. >>> reporter: the outpouring began in the middle of the night when word spread that the man they called madiba which means father died. >> i was sad. but i'm also happy he gets to rest in peace. >> reporter: mandela spent 27 years in prison because he fought against apartheid. south africa's system of legalized racism. but as desmond tutu noted this morning he forgave those who imprisoned him. >> this one has become a global icon symbol of reconciliation. >> reporter: upon his relief mandela would go on to become south africa's first black president in 1994. years later, he would meet the man that would become america's first black president. >> we've lost one of the most influentia
africa. a crowd gathered outside of nelson mandel' home. some have put on the south african flag during this remembrance. >> the impact on his country cannot be overstated nor can the legacy he leaves behind for the world and bay area. >> dan, nelson mandela felt he had a true connection with san francisco and the bay area. and you're right. others would follow. it was called celebration sunday. 58,000,000 packed to see, and hear nelson mandela. he came to the bay area with a message of thanks and hope. people of oakland and bay area have given me and and hope to continue the struggle. >> that was a moment of sheer joy. for the community and i think the coliseum was full, every seat standing room only. state senator was one of these on stage that day. now, the executive director of the training center which trains minorities and women for jobs in construction. >> beautiful person and lived life to the fullest. >> the east bay was at the fore front of the movement in the u.s. students pushing for investment. and long shoremen refused to unload south african goods. before protests, parish
admirerers are mourning the passing of nelson mandela -a pact was felt arou >>> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. >>> world leaders and millions of admirers are mourning the passing of nelson mandela, a man whose impact was felt around the globe including right here in the bay area. good afternoon, i'm michelle griego. a day after the death of nelson mandela, much of the world has paused to reflect on his legacy and also his accomplishments. cbs reporter tara mergener is live in washington with more. >> reporter: mandela was an international icon. today millions are mourning his passing and celebrating his remarkable life. the flag is after half-staff at the south african embassy in washington. outside his home in johannesburg, mourners are gathering to remember the man they called madiba. a memorial service will be held tuesday and the outpouring of love says something with the caliber of the man who led the country out of apartheid. >> we'll always love madiba for teaching us that it is possible to overcome hatred and anger to build a new nation. >> reporte
>> nelson mandela. man whose strength healed a nation and changed the world. >> i stand here before you not as approve it but as a humble servant. >> tonight the world mourns the passing of an icon. nelson mandela dead at the age of 95. good evening i'm dan ashley. mandela lived 27 years of his life in prison for his belief in freedom and equality and he merged after all of that time with a message of generosity towards his oppress ors. karen has the story. >> out by the home where nelson mandela died they sang in memory and mourning. >> great fighter. strong man. >> south africa president delivered the long dreaded new news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. >>reporter: president obama praised the man he culled a personal inspiration. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth that. sense of loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. remind what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> to regular people.
to mourn the death of nelson mandela. what we're learning about the funeral that will attract world leaders. >> fewer days for holiday shopping creating more opportunities for stress. what retailers are doing to literally ease your burden. nelson mandela in south afr people have been >>> right now the mountain of flowers and candles continues to grow outside the home of nelson mandela in south africa. people every people having going to the site since the announcement of his death. and the crowds continue to pay their respects to the leader. sunday has been declared a national day of prayer and a public memorial service is set for tuesday. mandela's body will then lie in state for three days. the funeral will take place in his hometown next sunday. >>> it can be said martin luther king, jr. had a dream. but it was nelson mandela who lived it. tara mergener tells us about his legacy and the countless people he inspired around the world. >>> reporter: outside nelson mandela's johannesburg home, south africans are celebrating his life. at his former home in soweto, mourners praised him with s
lost its greatest son >> now at 7:00, the world mourns the passing of nelson mandela, a look back a at his visit that brought people together. >> and the entire bay area, a freeze warning and rain on the way. >> and one neighborhood on alert. eight homes burglaried in a matter of weeks. the common thread police found in each case. . >>> bay area braces for another night with temperatures in the teens in some cases. good evening, i'm gasia mikaelian. parts of the bay area that includes record lows. martin will tell us if rain will be coming in the picture. drivers are warned of dangerously slick roads. and in walnut creek, there was some black ice. >> freezing temperatures at the height of the morning commute turned the road to ice. >> my wife hit black ice. >> fortunately, dennis stack is a professional driving instructor. >> she did what she was supposed to do, off the gas, off the brake. she was scared but through it in seconds. >> many unprotected plants in the did i ablow -- diablo valley. luckier ones like these were covered. hard frost alerted this salon owner lisa skinner.
the area. >> the effort to honor nelson mandela and protect the 70 world leaders coming to pay respects. >> inside kennedy center here in washington d.c. the star studded tribute for five national treasures. >> we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i don't like the snow or ice. >> holy freaking moly. >> a mixture of snow and freezing rain from pennsylvania to new england. >> in new york city i see this mullti multicar pile up. >> crazy whiteout conditions in philadelphia. >> president barack obama and the first lady on their way to south africa you to pay tribute to nelson mandela. >> to see the whites and blacks together on the streets. it's because of nelson. >> defense secretary chuck hagel, first trip there for the pentagon chief in three years. >> it's a simple match. three were taken to the hospital. >> hundreds thousands turned out for the government protest toppling the statue. >> house and senate negotiators are reportedly putting the finishing touches on what would be the first successful budget agreement in years.
and it is free at abc7 news.com/apps. >> the south african government is preferring funeral ceremonies for nelson mandela who died at the age of 1995. people are flocking to his home all night. the current president zum. a just stopped by. the united nations paused for a moment of silence following word of his death. we this were words of tribute from president obama. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. it falls to us as best we can to follow the example he set. >> memorial grew outside the embassy in washington with ten official days of mourning. people are sharing their memories of nelson mandela on our facebook payment -- page. >> now if san rafael the red cross is helping six people displaced by a house fire find shell december that break out on a home before 3:00 this morning. a dog and two turtles inside the home were okays as well, this morning. >> the police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man found lying on the street. police have identified the victim and released this photo of him. according to investigators, officers found rodriguez suffe
to remember nelson mandela. people are gathering inside in churches and such already blocking houses of worship as they're expecting one of the biggest funerals on monday. >> two services dedicated this morning to the late nelson mandela including special songs. there will be special sermons. the services are at 9:00 and 11:00. >> i got the chance to sit down with reverend cecil williams from live memorial church friday. williams made mandela personally on three occasions including at the white house. he was first to greet mandela when he got off the plane for the visit to the bay area in 1990. >> he stepped out, you could tell he was above the visions. he was above anything that occurred that would take away from being with people and making sure that people understood he was going to be different. >> he really did have an amazing story to tell about his meeting with mandela. obviously an amazing guy in and of himself. wednesday 8:00 san francisco city hall will hold a very big service. there is a condolence book at the mayor's office that you can go and sign. leave your reflections
july. >> nelson mandela will have a states burial on december 15th. slacks or around the world are at half staff in tribute to a man many call a giant for justice. nelson mandela, the former south african president and nobel peace died yesterday at his home in johannesburg at the age of 95. this is video of his supporters outside of his home. south africans drapes in flags and images of mandela get on the streets to sing and dance. mandela's body is not a military hospital in pretoria, head of a state funeral and a little more than a week from now. >> the chp has issued a statewide amber alert for a 14-year-old girl believed to have been abducted by a man in kennewick, washington. 19-year-old eduardo flores- rosales on the right is suspected of abducting elizabeth romero on the left on wednesday afternoon. romero is described as a hispanic girl standing 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. she was last seen wearing a white tank top, dark pants and was carrying a backpack and a pink purse. flores-rosales is a hispanic man standing 5 feet 9 in
of prayer and reflection for nelson mandela, how his family says the pain of losing him is being eased. >> in the bay area a special celebration of the man and his accomplishments. mandela with a day of praye mandela's family says theirn >>> in streets and in churches today south africans remembered nelson mandela with a day of prayer. mandela's family says their pain and storro is at least being eased by the outpouring of love and support. thousands spent the day in church praying for the nation's first black president and remembering how he profoundly changed the nation and the world. former wife, winnie. >> as he closes his eyes we begin to believe that now we have someone who cared so much for us who will open our eyes going forward. >> among the mourners was mandela's former wife winnie. while his family revealed few details about mandela's death, a close friend says that mandela was not on life support but sleeping comfortably in his final hours. >>> here in the bay area san francisco's glide memorial church remembered mandela at its services today. john raymond shows us this is
. . . money." go to "lunch i am adam johnson. nelson mandela is a name recognized all over the world and will likely written in the history books for generations. a freedom fighter who emerged to revolutionize a country in south africa. as you know, he died last night. he was 95 years old. >> a free man taking his first steps. from prisoner to president, nelson mandela's 1990 release from jail signaled the end of south africa's racist policy and he would go on to become the country's first truly democratically elected leader. >> the faithful for the republic of south africa. to ae in a small village local chief, mandela was one of 13 children and a first member of his family to attend school. in the 1940's, he began opposing the white minority's i'll see of apartheid, laws that segregated and made colored south africans second -- second-class citizens. at first, mandela was inspired by gandhi's approach of nonviolent resistance. as white south africa became more aggressive, so did he. as the head of the armed wing of the national international he was arrested and tried in 1
. the father of the nation. nelson mandela was born in 1918, raised by african nobility and set up south africa's first black law form. he joined congress and campaigned campaigned for non- violent resistance. in 1960 police opened fire on black protesters. 69 people, including 10 children were dead. it pushed the anc to armed struggle. >> i feel that it is useless for us to continue talking peace and non-violence against a government -- >> the anc was outlawed and in 1964 nelson mandela was sentenced to life in prison, convicted of attempting to over throw the government. he became a symbol of resistance. after 27 years he was released in 1990. and emerged as the face of the anti-apartheid movement. four months later he appeared before a standing room only crowd at the oakland coliseum. >> it is you, the people of oakland, the people of the bay area who have given me and my delegation strength and hope. >> free man nelson mandela stepped into negotiations to bring democracy to south africa. in 1993 honored with the noble peace prize. a year later nelson mandela became south africa's first bla
real leader, nelson mandela. >> billy brown considers him one of his biggest influences, placing him among some of the biggest civil right ises advocates. brown hosted him in his civil rights tour after he got out of prison. >> mandela came here in 1990, and 70,000 packed into the coliseum to see their hero and receive thanks for his activism. >> it is you, the people of the bay area, who have given me and my dedication hopes to continue to prosper. >> the bay area choir who performed for him in south africa will be live at 6:30. >>> the man who paid a lot of money to combat -- tenure and the mark he leaves behind. >> reporter: the so-called supercop is back in new york. the mayor elect named william braton the job he had under giuliani. >> this is a beacon of light for the rest of world. >> reporter: his record of cleaning up crime was what attracted the oakland officials, paying him $250,000 to tell them how to tackle crime here. a year-long contract job that ended a month ago. >> i think what bill did was that he came in and he watched how we were implementing different things
remembers nelson mandela. a man who rose above hardship to free a country and change the course of history. >> we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> his extraordinary life and legacy. >> i urge you all. in the name of me, democracy and freedom for all. >> mandela, friday, december 6th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," remembering nelson mandela, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and as we welcome you this morning, we take a live look in soweto, south africa where a massive crowd is gathered to celebrate the life of their beloved hero, former president nelson mandela. >> flags are at half-staff around the world this morning, including at the white house and the capitol. a fitting tribute. just the beginning of the tributes for a man that did so much, despite tremendous obstacles. he is remembered by the country he saved and the world he changed. >> that's r
are remembering a global icon. new information about the ten- day mourning period planned in honor of nelson mandela. its all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us. we are looking at a very dark starbucks. people not able to get their coffee this morning in benicia and even worse a lot of them not getting their heat this morning because the power is out effecting hundreds of people over in benicia and ktvu claudine wong is out there this morning checking in on what happened and the progress of when that power will be turned back on. we will check in with her in a moment. it is friday, december 6th i'm pam cook. >> we made it. good morning, everybody i'm brian flores in for dave clark. rose mary in for -- rosemary in for steve. >> 26 in napa. 25 novato. sunrises at 7:11. we will not see much fluxuation between now and then. 34 at half-moon bay. i'm picking up a few clouds hanging along the coastline. we have changes coming our way. ly have more on that in a moment. let's head to the north bay. that is where we see our coldest temperatures. 25 for
legend nelson mandela. tomorrows memorial service will serve as a rare reunion of nearly all of the living american presidents. kpix5 is in the news room now and the number of dig any tar its i imagine is giving south african police quite a security challenge. >> reporter: yes, frank. more than 80,000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and thousands of police officers will be on hand and right now a memorial outside nelson mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africans who have come together since his death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a soccer stadium tomorrow. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he will attend the massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings the world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of keeping so many dignitar
. >>> four u.s. presidents are headed to south africa to pay final respects to civil rights legend nelson mandela. president obama and first lady michelle obama departed on air force one just a short time ago. tomorrow's memorial service will also serve as a rare reunion for nearly all of the living american presidents. >>> kpix5cate courigan is in the news room. a real security challenge. >> reporter: 8000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and authorities say thousands of police officers will be on hand. right now, a memorial outside of mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africa's that have come together since the death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a johannesburg soccer stadium. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he'll attend the massive public memorial. former president's bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the he
. >>> president obama and first lady michelle are on their way to south africa to attend nelson mandela's memorial service. mean tile, tributes to the anti-apartheid icon continue to pour in. nbc's ron allen has more. >> reporter: the celebration of the life of nelson mandela continues now for yet another day. >> i'm very proud to be a south african. >> reporter: all this in anticipation of a huge event tomorrow, the memorial service at the main soccer stadium here. it seats 80,000 to 100,000 people. there will be world leaders from across the globe, dozens of them, including president obama, former presidents clinton, bush, and carter. for the past few days, there's been an outpouring of emotion. it's mostly been celebration also mixed with grief and mourning. but most people here are trying to focus on the positive and focus on the legacy of nelson mandela. >> i decided to come and pay respects for actually teaching me to look beyond color, to learn how to forgive. >> that is what nelson mandela was and is, actually, still. bringing people together despite their differences. >> reporter: it's a
shaped a new nation. >> ahead for the first time, nelson mandela family reacts publicly to his passing. also, a reported decision by the sonoma sheriff's department is ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday [ music playing ] >> as darkness fell, mourners celebrated the life of former south african president nelson mandela outside his home in johannesburg today,
respects to a civil rights icon. how the family of nelson mandela is comforting mourners at his home. >>> and the cold snap, a warning for sierra drivers a and how long the freeze warning will last for the bay area. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer. and we start with a developing story, the 85-year-old palo alto man held in north korea is free tonight, back in the bay area. nbc's bay area kimberly terry has more on the newly released photo of him, kimberly? >> reporter: that is right, dianna, happy to be home, we want to show you the photo of merrill newman and his wife, happy at home. he says he is truly grateful for all the support he and his family have received during this ordeal. korean war veteran merrill newman arrived at san francisco international airport to a group of media. he held hands with his wife, lee, and his son, jeff, was beside him. >> good morning, i'm delighted to be home. i want to thank the swedish embassy in korea. >> reporter: he was released with humanitarian gesture, based on his age. >> it is a great homecoming, and i'm
to prevent this from happening again. >>> memorial events honoring nelson mandela. we will take a look at the next nelson mandela. we will take a look at the next si love watching tvbe fill outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >> we have the possibility for a record cold temperatures tonight as we are in the core of an arctic air mass over california. it's going to be in place for a couple more days before things warm up. in the mean time, clear skies and very cold temperatures. a freeze warning in effect for all locations except for san francisco. and despite the cold start tomorrow morning, i think we will see tem
't the only one to reflect on mandela's death. >>: nelson mandela was a triumphant for justice. >>: just an extraordinary man. a gentle giant. the kind of individual that the words that he spoke were so profoundly challenging to your spirits. >>: he wanted to persuade the people of south africa as a whole that they did not have to be afraid fundamental trade. >>: cnn's twitter tracker show that news of a vandals dug spreading of nearly 1000 tweet per minute for it as samuel jackson mets never met a better person and then nelson mandela grid others remember the man who meant so much to people by flame-judge lance flowers. the flag was lowered to half staff. i'm andrew spencer reporte threeing.ing. the people of the bay area who have given me and my delegation hopes for it >>james: a pretty incredible they all agree that this was actually from the kron4 news report when nelson mandela visited the bay area back in 1993 that it was an oakland more than two decades ago. he was there to make a speech at the packed crowd there at the oakland coliseum. they needed a venue that big and it was sti
to civil rights legend nelson mandela. yesterday was a national day of prayer for the activist who died thursday at the age of 95. at one ceremony mandela was remembered by the man who succeeded him as south africa's president. >> what inspired by what he and his generation were able to do, for millions of our people, to engage in struggle, to end in justice. >> president obama and first lady michelle obama will attend a public memorial service for mandela tomorrow. former president jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush also plan to attend with their wives. then mandela's body will lie in state for three days before his burial. >> mr. mandela is also being remembered in the bay area. kpix5 shows us the celebration of mandela's life and legacy at a bay area church. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at their morning services the only thing missing was sadness. the mood was joyful as a children's choir honored the passing of the man being called the father of a nation. >> it's bigger than that. i mean, nelson mandela touched all of ou
celebration for nelson mandela. no less. >> and taking a look at san mateo bridge. this is the toll plaza a six dr cash pile up shut down 2 eastbound lanes explaining why traffic on the left side of the screen is light now. these cars have to make it around that wreck, first. stay with us. to those who've been denied ewelcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. >>> garth brooks had big secret to share with good morning america this morning. >> well, since it's you, since we've had a history forever, let's announce it. >> okay. okay. >> we're going on a world tour in 2014. >> the 52-year-old was on the morning show to promote his album and tv special. the singer among the best selling album artist of all time. he retired from recording and performing in 2000 before letting the cat out of the bag he first joked it would be a wheelchair and a walker tour kind of thing. >> he puts on a fantastic show. result s are in and a popular comedian is number one on forbes list of most overpaid actors. adam
reaction to the death of nelson mandela in just a few minutes but first, bay area cold snap. tonight will be almost as cold as last night. how cold was it? planes had to be deiced before taking off this morning from san jose international airport. it took more than a wiper blade to cut through the ice overnight. so cold, isaacels developed in danville as seen in this picture. abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel is here now. >> so far, napa is three degrees from freezing. already take a look at records for the morning. napa hit a record at 25 degrees. 30 in san rafael. san francisco tied at 40. oakland broke previous records, 33. moffett field into upper 20s there. so it was frigid. napa county airport 16 degrees this morning. subfreezing temperatures again, freeze warning covering all areas except san francisco. you want to watch out. you can see increased risk of hypothermia. bring in pets. you can see them burst. and live doppler seven getting ready to track a cold storm. dan? >> let's check in with laura anthony and wade freedman. wayne, we'll start with you. broken water pipes
, remembering nelson mandela. we'll have the tributes here and in south africa. >>> and the bat kid returns. the san francisco giants player he inspired and the challenge that all-star pitcher is now to those whoworried...... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived in a state of "what if?"... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at coveredca.com or call 1-800-752-6631. >>> welcome back, everyone. glad you're with us on this saturday morning and glad to bring you live pictures of snow, yeah, live sky 7 hd above mt. hamilton. that always a very white image but now look below on the ground. all of that snow. that just falling in the last several hours. that's 22 degrees on mt. hamilton right now. gorgeous wintry sight for us this morning. >>> the search for a missing bay area pilot and his family is scaled back in idaho. silicon valley executive dale smith and four members of his family disappeared last w
to nelson mandela with other world leaders >> gas prices have got up three cents a gallon according to the new survey putting the national average for a gallon of regular at $3.29, nearly ten cents less than a yearing a at this time. california above average price rose four cents to $3.5 a gallon and the cheapest gas in the lower 48 is in tulsa, oklahoma, where drivers pay $2.84 a gallon and the most expensive gas is not in the bay area but in los angeles, $3.61. >> butterflies are the latest political target in san francisco, the commission on the environment approved a resolution urging the toy been releasing but the for flies at weddings saying they are animals to be respected and should not be used add decorations. mop arcs are the most sought after for ceremonies. supporters are concerned the butterflies could damage native species. >> a start-up is looking to invent the incredible edible egg without the "egg." the san francisco start-up backed by bill gates is scouring the planet for plants to replace chicken eggs from cookies to omelets to french toast and first an egg free m
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spencer reports on the overwhelming show of affection and the wake of nelson mandela's death. >>: in both letters outside the apollo theater in memory of nelson mandela he changed our world. >>: god must have spent a whole lot of time and making nelson mandela. >>: barack obama spend more time. >>: a moral giant who embodied dignity courage and hope and sought to bring about justice not only in south africa but i think to inspire millions around the world. >>: and he wasn't the only one to reflect on and that was death. >>: he was a champion for justice and a fighter for our human rights. >>: he is the kind of individual the that the words he spoke were so profoundly talented to your spirit. >>: he wanted to persuade the people of south africa as a whole that they did not have to be afraid of fundamental to rid cnn's twitter tracker showed news of mandela's death spreading around and you're the 1000 tweet per minute. after samuel l. jackson rolled never met a better person in my life then nelson mandela. my sympathy to his wife and country. at the south african embassy in washington the f
of former south african president nelson mandela. people across the world are still mourning - and celebrating his life. reverend cecil williams of san francisco's glide memorial church talked about mandela today. he says he was there onstage the oakland coliseum when mandela visited in 1990. and will always remember mandela for his courage and conviction even after being imprisoned for 27 years. >> he comes out and his fans that he is not going to be destroyed. he stated that he came to liberate. that is what he is, a liberated. i did not know how many liberators are left to tell you the truth. be a real human being. so much so, that i will--are will invest my life to be nice people. >> world leaders are paying their respects to mandela. reporter emily schmidt has the latest from washington. >> nelson mandela made his last appearance in 2010 when they host of the world cup. it has done nothing to diminish his place. the tributes are just rolling in for him today. >> there is silence on the first full day of mourning. there are growing tribunes and then there are words tried
of nelson mandela. a steady stream of mourners stopping by since learning of his death yesterday. a public memorial is being planned since tuesday. after that, his body will lie in state for three days. the funeral is set a week from sunday in mandela's hometown. leaders from all over the world are expected to attend the service, including president obama and the first lady and former president george bush and his wife laura. >>> san francisco is planning its own memorial to the former president of south africa. it is set for wednesday, december 11, at 8:00 a.m. at city hall. mayor's office will also have a condolence book starting on monday. the public can sign that. flags in the city have been ordered to fly at half staff until next sunday. >>> and tomorrow, we will air a special one-hour tribute to the life in the work of nelson mandela and you can see it beginning at 6:00 on our sister station, kpix5. >> these two teams, they don't like each other. >> hoping to avoid a scene like this. bay area police come up with their game plan attack. any trouble at candle stick this weekend. >> i
the hour. we also have it on our ktvu web page. >>> today was a day of prayer for nelson mandela. president obama will attend tuesday's memorial. jimmy carter may attend as well. mandela died thursday. >>> mosque churches meditated on a man on this day of remembererance. ♪ 64-year-old joliz has been coming here her whole life. . >> he was a loving man. he came up from the island. where he is . >> reporter: she was at the heart of the uprising against apartheid. . >> i remember it being difficult for black people in this country. we used to run and come to this church to come if we were in trouble. there was no understanding between us at the time. >> reporter: like her 4-year- old grandson, starkly different. in a government, thanking the lord who saved them from revenge. >> allow them to get rid of their guilt feeling. >> reporter: today mandela's death reminds them of what they have worked for and the nation they still need to create. ♪ cnn, south africa. >> services at glide memorial church recalled mandela and his long fight against apartheid. joyful singing rang out in a startling
coverage now on the death of nelson mandela. he was a man who was loved and respected all over the world. earlier today he died at the age of 95. many south africans were drawn to his home in johannesburg. they sang songs to celebrate his life. >> many said they were shocked at his death even though he had been sick for almost a year. mandela was the first african president-elected. news of his death came from current president jacob zuma. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. >> reporter: nelson mandela was a statesman and man of the people. he spent 27 years in prison for fighting apartide and was celebrated when he walked free with his then wife. mandela was already a hero by then. an international symbol of the fight against injustice. but mandela never expressed bitterness about his time behind bars. instead he called for reconciliation and forgiveness. four years after his release he was elected president. he also won the noble peace prize along with the man who freed him, f.w.declark. >>> mandela lived thousands of miles away but had a profound co
remembers most about his meeting with nelson mandela. >> how an investigation after the death of paul walker has led to an arrest. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, transformation... and placi >>> there's just no viability in this city for daytime retail. >> now at 6:30, forced to close in the midst of a neighborhood transformation. and placing the blame squarely on city hall. we're talk about the uptown neighborhood in the heart of oakland. kpix 5's da lin spoke to one business owner who witnessed long-time mom and pop shops getting pushed out by trendy bars, music venues and restaurants. >>> reporter: people come and go. but this corner shoe store? >> the neighborhood staple. >> reporter: 35 years and it, too, will go. closing at the end of the month. >> some days i have nobody coming in. absolutely nobody. >> reporter: some are even surprised he lasted this long. he credits his niche business, selling hard-to-find sizes. long-time customer elaine sampson drove from sacramento. >> very sad. this is the only shoe store in the bay area that i can get shoes at that i know of. >> it's going to change the
heads of state plan to attend tuesday's public memorial for nelson mandela. how people here in the bay area are remembering the south african leader. plus amazon can deliver almost anything to your door, right? and now they want to bring you groceries but is it worth the price? a bay area musical led was honored at the white house. we'll show you what award carlos santana received this time. >>> a sfrachb church held a memorial for nelson mandela. reverend cecil williams says although people are mourning the death of mandela, they should also remember him for the incredible example he set. >> it feels like the spirit would touch me in ways i hope it would touch me at all times, to help me accept people. to bring love and bring justice to the lives of humanity. >> today was also an official day of prayer and reflection in south africa for mandela. >> several doctors and nurses in the bay area who helped the survivors of the typhoon in the philippines are back home tonight. one month ago, typhoon haiyan hit the philippines. family and friends gathered with the medical workers when they a
african president nelson mandela. but before the high and might till gather, huge crowds flocked to mandela's johannesburg home to say good- bye to the man remembered as the father of modern south africa. tomorrow they'll begin a national day of prayer and reflection for the first time since mandela's death his family released a statement. >> we have lost a great man. the son of the soil. >> today, children in his hometown danced to celebrate his life. on tuesday the township will host a memorial service at a soccer stadium. up to 100,000 people are expected to attend. mandela will be laid to rest on december 15th. >>> and san francisco, it's planning its own memorial to the iconic former president of south africa. set for wednesday, december 11th at 8:00 a.m. at city hall. starting monday the mayor will have a condolence book the public can sign. flags in the city are flying at half staff until next sunday. tonight a special one hour tribute. and you can see it beginning at 6:00 right here after this newscast. on kpix 5. >>> still ahead, bat kid returns to san francisco. after
:14 is the time and president barack obama is on his way to south africa to attend the memorial service for nelson mandella. on air force one for the trip, former george w. bush wife laura and former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary rodham clinton but they are traveling separately. >>> in south africa, people continue to gather outside nelson mandella's house, this is video from the area this morning. they will hold a memorial at a soccer stadium that seats 9 5,000 people. then they will hold a memorial and sunday he will be buried in a remote village where he grew up. room here in the bay area, nelson mandella was honored at glide memorial church. he talked about it and as a child he used to quote, hate white people" and then he decided he was not going to do that anymore. $>>>♪ they talked about the crash of 214 at san francisco international airport. fell interview experts in a two day hearing to determine what caused that jet to crash and why a fire truck ran over a survivor killing her. then three san francisco fire commandos never took the airport disaster training cou
the loss of a world leader. remembering nelson mandela and locally how his work inspired a movement. >>> i'm scott budman. local job growth leading to new construction projects. we'll have that story just ahead. >>> good evening, i'm jeff ranieri. we're tracking low snow across the bay area. coming up, who has had reports of snow flurries and how low it might go in just a few minutes. >>> if you're looking for a job, hiring is up, layoffs are down. business and tech reporter scott budman is in san jose tonight to show us why that's good news for a whole lot of businesses. scott? >> reporter: yeah, it is, diane. good evening. we talk about growth in the tech sector. while that is good for those businesses, it's also good for construction business which is getting a big jolt these days after a long dry spell. business is good for zazzle. the san jose online retailer recently opened its second giant manufacturing facility here, hiring 800 new people to run it. >> we grew so much and decided to expand our footprint. >> reporter: giving the local economy a boost in the process. >> there are a l
up on kron 4 news weekend, the world is mourning the passing of nelson mandela. world leaders prepare to travel to south africa for the memorial service. >>> we will take a look outside. this time san mateo bridge. clearing skies and not much traffic to speak of. we'll be right back. ♪ me d yo.. irarlli uarechocate... a ltle ndezus savor r luiousilli coinedith r sl melng ccola. ♪ that ttleewarfor l e thgs y do.♪ onlyrom irarlli. >> south africa preparing for the arrival of many world leaders for the funeral and memorial services for nelson mandela. he died at the age of 95 at his home thursday night. thousands of mourners continue to flock to sites around the country to pay their respects to the leader of the anti- apartheid movement. president obama long with president bush and president clinton will be traveling to south africa to honor nelson mandela. he will be buried on sunday, december 15th. >>> here at home, the reverend williams tells us about mandela's legacy. >> i woventure to say that he may be one of the most important world leaders, if not the one as the leader of h
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